A grocery store with a butchers has been shut down after an infestation of mice was discovered.

Slough Borough Council's food safety team made a visit to Slough Store and Halal Meat and found the infestation on Wednesday. It was assessed as an imminent risk to public health.

The owners of the shop, at 267 High Street, were immediately served with a Food Hygiene Prohibition Notice and told to close its doors to customers.

A notice has been placed on the front door of the premises explaining the closure to customers.

The food safety team will present evidence at Slough Magistrates’ Court on Monda to seek confirmation of the council’s actions and to obtain a Food Hygiene Prohibition Order.

The premises will remain closed until the health risk condition is assessed as no longer existing and then officers will lift the order.

Cllr Pavitar K. Mann, council cabinet member for planning and regulation, said: “Prohibitions are made only in the most serious of cases.

“It is disappointing that the food business operator did not close the premises themselves when they realised the infestation was out of control and therefore could have put their customers health at risk.

“The Food and Safety team are working to support the business to eradicate the health risk as soon as possible.”